Monthly Archives: May 2011

“Our Italian Neighborhood” documentary has been completed

The documentary of the Harrison Street area neighborhood in Elkhart, Indiana (“Our Italian Neighborhood”) has been completed, and will be available on DVD by June 15, 2011! It can be purchased online at http://www.StoriesRetold.com or at various local businesses (listed on … Continue reading

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John App’s May 30, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

Thursday May 30, 1850 Route: Crossed over South Pass (Wyoming) Approximate Miles Traveled: GPS Latitude: 42° 22.738′ N; Longitude: 108° 55.288′ W Elevation: 7,618 ft Notes about this post: It is not possible to drive to John’s exact location, but these coordinates are … Continue reading

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John App’s May 27, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

Monday May 27, 1850 Route: Passed Devil’s Gate (Wyoming) Approximate Miles Traveled: GPS Latitude: 42° 26.234′ N; Longitude: 107° 13.073′ W Elevation: 6,102 ft Notes about this post: The emigrants encountered another major trail  landmark at Devil’s Gate. Here, the … Continue reading

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John App’s May 26, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

Sunday May 26, 1850 Stopping Point: Independence Rock (Wyoming) Approximate Miles Traveled: GPS Latitude: 42° 29.725′ N; Longitude: 107° 08.010′ W Elevation: 5,907 ft Notes about this post: Independence Rock, located in present day central Wyoming, is one of the most … Continue reading

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John App’s May 25, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

John does not have a diary entry for this day, but there are some interesting things for him to see between Ft. Laramie (Wyoming) and his next stop at Independence Rock (Wyoming). Just west of the trail ruts at present day … Continue reading

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John App’s May 24, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

John does not have a diary entry for this day, but there are some interesting things for him to see between Ft. Laramie (Wyoming) and his next stop at Independence Rock (Wyoming). Just west of Ft. Laramie the trail narrows to … Continue reading

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John App’s May 23, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

Thursday May 23, 1850 Stopping Point: Approximate Miles Traveled: GPS Latitude: GPS Longitude: Elevation: Thursday May 23rd   The weather is fine nights Cool and in the middle of the day Just about warm Enough to make a person sleepy and … Continue reading

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John App’s May 19, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

Sunday May 19, 1850 Route: Left Ft. Laramie (Wyoming) in the afternoon Approximate Miles Traveled: GPS Latitude: GPS Longitude: Elevation: 4,250 ft Notes about this post: This entry was probably made on May 22, 1850. Also, he mentions the “St. … Continue reading

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John App’s May 15, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry (repost)

Some of you may have not received the email notification of this post for today. Here it is again. Wednesday May 15, 1850 Stopping Point: 65 miles beforeFt.Laramie(Wyoming) Approximate Miles Traveled: GPS Latitude: GPS Longitude: Elevation: 3,880 ft. Notes about … Continue reading

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John App’s May 15, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

Wednesday May 15, 1850 Stopping Point: 65 miles before Ft.Laramie(Wyoming) Approximate Miles Traveled: GPS Latitude: GPS Longitude: Elevation: 3,880 ft Notes about this post: Chimney Rock was probably the most notable landmark along the California-Oregon Trail. It was written about … Continue reading

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